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Seahawks 2013 pre-draft visit tracker

Post by Eric Williams on April 17, 2013 at 7:56 am with 12 Comments »
April 17, 2013 7:56 am
Eastern Washington receiver Greg Herd (3) runs the ball against Sacramento State during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Tyler Tjomsland)
Eastern Washington receiver Greg Herd (3) runs the ball against Sacramento State during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Tyler Tjomsland)

The Seattle Seahawks use their pre-draft visits to focus on potential undrafted free agents they’d like to bring into camp. The visits also provide a blueprint for the type of players Seattle may be looking for in the upcoming draft or in free agency.

Teams can have up to 30 players in for pre-draft visits. In addition to that, teams can also have a local day for Seattle-Tacoma area prospects. The Seahawks had their local day on April 3, and I’m still working to confirm all 17 players that visited the team’s facility.

So the following is a list of players and the source that confirmed they have or will visit Seattle. I also listed players the team has worked out away from the facility. If you see others that I have missed add them to the comments section, and I will continue to update the list leading up to the draft.

Michael Brooks, East Carolina, DT Source: At 6-3 and 294 pounds, can play both defensive tackle and defensive end.

Mike Catapano, Princeton, DE Source: At nearly 6-4 and 271 pounds, Catapano projects as a Leo for the Seahawks. He bench pressed 225 pounds 33 times and ran at 4.75-second, 40-yard dash at his pro day.

Stefan Charles, Regina, DT Source: At 6-5 and 310 pounds, the Ontario, Canada native projects as a pass-rushing defensive tackle for Seattle.

B.J. Daniels, QB, University of Southern Florida Source: Twitter. At 6-foot and 217 pounds, Daniels can run some of the read option stuff Seattle leaned on last year. Seahawks reportedly had a private workout with Daniels.

Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (Ohio) Source: Twitter. At 6-4 and 228 pounds, plays physical like the fellow Redhawk product Ben Roethlisberger. Seahawks reportedly watched him workout in Ohio this week.

Nicholas Edwards, Eastern Washington, WR Source: Agent. At 6-3 and 204 pounds, the Tacoma native attended Seattle’s local pro day.

Justin Glenn, Washington, S Source: At 5-11 and 214 pounds, has the size and speed to be a rangy free safety at the next level.

Tyrone Goard, Eastern Kentucky WR Source: Agent. At 6-4 and 192 pounds, Goard’s a big receiver who could pose matchup problems on the perimeter of the defense.

Jeremy Harris, New Mexico State, CB Source: Twitter. At 6-2 and 205 pounds, the Los Angeles native fits Seattle’s profile for press corners.

Greg Herd, Eastern Washington, WR Source: Agent. At 6-3 and 200 pounds, the Tacoma native is a big, fast target who can run with it after the catch.

Ryan Jensen, Colorado State-Pueblo, OL Source: Denver Post. At 6-3 and 317 pounds, projects as a guard at the next level, although he played four seasons in college at left tackle.

Rufus Johnson, Tarleton State, DE Source: At 6-4 and 266 pounds, Johnson projects as a Leo at the next level.

Tyrann Mathieu, LSU, DB Source: At 5-9 and 186 pounds, “The Honey Badger” could be mentored by talented slot defender Antoine Winfield.

Martel Moore, Northern Illinois, WR Source: Chicago Sun-Times. At 6-0 and 183 pounds, Moore finished with 75 catches for 1,083 yards and 13 touchdowns his senior season for the Huskies.

Dontra Peters, New Hampshire, CB Source: Annapolis Capital-Gazette. The 5-11, 203-pound defensive back worked out for a Seahawks scout last week.

Ryan Robertson, Central Washington, QB Source: Twitter. At 6-4 and 202 pounds, the Eastlake High grad worked out at the team’s facility at Seattle’s local pro day.

Isaac Remington, Oregon, DT Twitter. At 6-6 and 305 pounds, projects as a backup for Red Bryant at 5-tech.

Matt Scott, QB, Arizona Source: Twitter. Scott worked out for Seahawks quarterbacks coach Carl Smith two weeks ago in California.

Quinn Sharp, K/P, Oklahoma State Source: Draft Insider. Worked out privately for Seattle last week.

Russell Shepherd, LSU, WR Source: Twitter. The 6-1, 195-pound receiver finished with 58 receptions for 565 yards and 6 TDs in 2012.

Semisi Tokolahi, Washington, DT Source: Twitter. At 6-2 and 340 pounds, Tokolahi participated in Seattle’s local pro day.

Justin Veltung, Idaho, WR Source: The 5-11, 183-pound Puyallup High product participated in the Seahawks local pro day.

Anthony Watkins, Oregon State, DB Source: A 6-1, 217-pound safety who finished with 44 tackles and an interception for the Beavers in 2012.

Brian Watkins, Oregon State, DB Source: A 5-9, 185-pound cornerback.

Craig Wilkins, Old Dominion, LB
Duke Williams, Nevada, S
Michael Williams, Alabama, TE
Jeremy Wright, Louisville, RB

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Thanks Eric, I’ve been hoping a list like this would pop up.

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Yes thanks Eric for the list.

  3. HawkFromDay1 says:

    Oh I like Michael Williams – 6’7″ 270 but can catch pretty well. He’d be like a Left Left Tackle… He’s from Bama so you know he can run block.

    His 40 time could keep him out of the draft (like 5.4 or something nuts), but i’d take a 7th rd flyer…

  4. Great list, thanks Eric. I gotta say that I really am kind of hoping for the Honey Badger to be mentored by Winfield (3rd round would be great) I know he’s got a bad rap for blazing some bud, but I’m not too bothered by it. With big press corners on the outside, I really think we need that slot/nickel back to solidify everything for years to come. Plus, he’s a dynamic return man that can spell Harvin as necessary.

    Another guy that intrigues me is WR Chris Harper from Kansas State whom I’d compare to Anquan Boldin. Big, tough and can go across the middle while absorbing big hits. And like Anquan, he used to play QB so he’s smart and will see the field differently. I wouldn’t be surprised if Baldwin was moved as he and Tate are a little redundant and I think Harper’s skill set would be something we don’t really have right now.

    Less than 10 days to go from our first (2nd round) pick. I can hardly wait.


  5. Awesome. Though, as I recall, they typically draft a bunch of guys who never visited Seattle and had little idea they were at the top of the list.

  6. I’m with you Joreb, weed is very prevalent among athletes in general and the NFL is no exception. It’s mother natures muscle relaxant and I for one would rather see guys sparking a joint than out drinking at a club or popping handfuls of pills. kid just needs to learn some restraint and discretion.

    While this program excels at obfuscation it seems clear D-line depth is going to be a focus for them in this draft and while the sample is small in comparison to other positions they look to be kicking the tires on enough QB’s to make drafting one in any round a not surprising move.

  7. This is very interesting that there aren’t Guards or Tackles on this list. How could that be????

  8. No to Honey Badger, that dude will just get pushed around like a rag doll. I hope we consintrate on DT’s and I don’t care if we draft multiple ones. Also, a WLB would be nice. I’m pretty sure we’re good on recievers.

  9. @Stevos

    lol. right on. Nothing like watching Kam Chancellor just splattering Vernon Davis, over, and over again, in real time, then slow mo. That highlight’s not going away anytime soon.

    I’m still a bit shocked that Wes Welker took that shot from Brandon Browner and is even still able to get back up. That dude is as tough as they come. I would so much love to see Browner punish Crabtree like that. Those little underneath comeback routes and those rub routes that Crabtree has become so good at running are prime choice for either Kam or Browner to catch up with him eventually.

  10. HawkfaninMT says:

    I believe Christine Michael was in for a visit last week also… Or he photoshopped a pic to twitter of him and ET!

  11. Interesting to watch the Seahawks scouting mobile QBs Matt Scott and BJ Daniels, while giving Seneca Wallace a tryout for the backup job… and then signing the opposite type of QB in Brady Quinn to back up Wilson. Makes me wonder which way they’ll go in the draft.

    I happen to think there is nothing more important to Pete for his backup QB than ball-handling skills and point guard abilities like agile movement in the pocket and good decision skills to distribute the ball.

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